Seeing ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits
A new softcover edition. Includes works by Cindy Sherman, Marlene Dumas, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and begins with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Borzello reconstructs an overlooked genre and provides essential contextual information on the artists. She moves on to 16th-century Italy, where Sofonisba Anguissola recorded her features from adolescence to old age. Later, women from Artemisia Gentileschi (who depicted herself as the personification of painting) to Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun conveyed, each in their own way, ambition, ideas of femininity, and passion for their chosen field.